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Lectures, publications, reviews, 1962-1985

MS. Eng. c. 2587

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Folder L.58. Correspondence, notice of lectures for Kendrew's course of Fred J. Robbins Lectures, Pomona College, Claremont, California 22-27 February 1968. The lectures were not published.

Included in folder is earlier correspondence 1962 inviting Kendrew to give the lectures. He was unable to accept on that occasion.

Folder L.59. Correspondence, 1968, regarding Kendrew's lecture on "Computers and biological complexity" for an IBM Course organised by Cambridge University Board of Extra-Mural Studies.

Folder L.60. Correspondence, 1967-1970, regarding Kendrew's Procter Lecture to the International Union of Leather Chemists Societies, on "Polypeptide conformation and protein structure", 8 September 1969. A summary of the lecture is enclosed, but the text was not published.

Folder L.61. Programme of events and brief correspondence regarding Cambridge Philosophical Society Sesquicentenary celebrations October-November 1969. Kendrew spoke on "Three-dimensional molecules" at the session on molecular biology at which Crick and Perutz also spoke.

Folder L.62. Correspondence regarding lecture and visit at Shell Research Laboratories, Sittingbourne, 19-20 November 1969.

Folder L.63. "Some remarks on the history of molecular biology". Kendrew's contribution to Symposium on "British Biochemistry: Past and Present" held at the 500th meeting of Biochemical Society 15-17 December 1969, and subsequently published in the Symposium Series 30, 1970.

Draft of lecture and summary, correspondence on lecture and on loan of haemoglobin and myoglobin models for exhibition at symposium.

Folder L.64. Correspondence re lectures at CERN, April and at Zurich, May 1970. Includes correspondence on social implications of molecular biology research.

Folder L.65. Correspondence, 1970-1971, on Kendrew's lecture on "Developments in the life sciences" given at Imperial Defence College (later Royal College of Defence Studies). Kendrew gave a similar lecture at the Police College in July 1972 and a little correspondence about that is included here.

Folder L.66. Correspondence, notice of Fison Memorial Lecture on "The public and private faces of science" at Guy's Hospital 8 June 1971.

Folder L.67. Correspondence on first J.A. Cohen Memorial Lecture given on 25th anniversary of Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO, Rijswijk, 29 November 1972. Includes material on personnel and research programme of laboratory, which were to be discussed at the celebration meeting.

Folder L.68. Correspondence with Natuur en Techniek about its 40th anniversary celebrations. Kendrew contributed a preface for the special jubilee issue and also attended and spoke at a meeting at Utrecht to mark the occasion 21 December 1972. Includes draft of preface.

Folder L.69. "Recombinant DNA - the genie and the bottle?"; first ESF Annual Lecture, given at 4th General Assembly, European Science Foundation, November 1977.

Very heavily corrected manuscript and typescript draft, 17pp.

Folder L.70. Brief message of greeting for 60th birthday celebration collection for G.N. Ramachandran, December 1982.

Folder L.71. Introductory message for Science, Technology and Development, a publication of ICSU's Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED), March 1985.

Folder L.71A. "Japanese molecular biology today". An "overview" by Kendrew for a volume of papers commissioned by the Commission of the European Communities in connection with the Japanese proposal for an international Human Frontier Science Program. Papers were commissioned from nine experts in different fields of molecular biology, to compare the status of each field in Japan with that in Europe and the US. March 1989.

Folder L.72. Reviews of Kendrew's books or articles.

Folder L.73. Shorter correspondence on lectures given by Kendrew, 1959-1972.

Invitations to lecture (declined).

Folder L.74. 1962-1967.

Folder L.75. 1968-1969.

Folder L.76. 1970-1972.

Folder L.77. 1974-1977, 1985.


  • 1962-1985


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MS. Eng. c. 2587

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NCUACS 11/4/89/L.58-77

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